Monday, October 29, 2012

eBay and Paypal Fees


This information comes straight from ebay.com, so it is the most up-to-date information available.
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The basic cost of selling an item is the insertion fee plus the final value fee, plus fees for any optional features and services you may use:

*The total amount of the sale equals the cost of the item, shipping charges, and any other amounts you may charge the buyer. Sales tax is not included in the total amount of the sale.
Insertion and final value fees vary based on the category and listing format you use, either auction-style or fixed price.
All fees are in US dollars.

Insertion fees for auction-style format listings

Auction-style format listings
Starting or reserve priceInsertion fee
$0.01–$0.99



Free for 50 listings
per month * (exclusions apply)

$0.10
$1.00–$9.99
$0.25
$10.00–$24.99
$0.50
$25.00–$49.99
$0.75
$50.00–$199.99
$1.00
$200.00 or more
$2.00


Final value fees for auction-style format listings

Auction-style format listings
Total amount of the sale(less any sales tax)Final value fee
(Based on the total amount of the sale )
Item not sold
No fee
$0.01 or more
9.0% of the total amount of the sale with a maximum charge of $250.00.
To learn more and see an example of a final value fee calculation, visit ourfinal value fees page.

Insertion fee for fixed price format listings

Buy It Now priceInsertion fee
$0.99 or more
$0.50
Note: The insertion fee applies to each listing, regardless of the quantity of items in the listing.
To learn more, visit our insertion fees page.

Final value fees for fixed price format listings


Fixed price final value fees
(Based on the total amount of the sale )
Total amount of the saleElectronics*Clothing, Shoes and AccessoriesBooks, DVDs & Movies, Music, Video GamesAll other categories
Item not sold
No fee
No fee
No fee
No fee
$0.99– $50.00
7.0% of the total amount of the sale
10.0% of the total amount of the sale
13.0% of the total amount of the sale
11.0% of the total amount of the sale
$50.01–$1000.00
7.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 5.0% of the remaining balance ($50.01–$1,000.00) of the total amount of the sale
10.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 8.0% of the remaining balance ($50.01–$1,000.00) of the total amount of the sale
13.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 5.0% of the remaining balance ($50.01–$1,000.00) of the total amount of the sale
11.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 6.0% of the remaining balance ($50.01–$1,000.00) of the total amount of the sale
$1000.01 or more
7.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 5.0% of the next $50.01–$1,000.00, plus 2.0% of the remaining balance ($1,000.01–total cost to buyer) of the total amount of the sale
10.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 8.0% of the next $50.01–$1,000.00, plus 2.0% of the remaining balance ($1,000.01–total cost to buyer) of the total amount of the sale
13.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 5.0% of the next $50.01–$1,000.00, plus 2.0% of the remaining balance ($1,000.01–total cost to buyer) of the total amount of the sale
11.0% of the initial $50.00, plus 6.0% of the next $50.01–$1,000.00, plus 2.0% of the remaining balance ($1,000.01–total cost to buyer) of the total amount of the sale
*Includes the following categories and subcategories:
  • Cameras & Photo
  • Computers/Tablets & Networking
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Cell Phones & Accessories > Cell Phones & Smartphones
  • eBay Motors > Parts & Accessories > Car Electronics
  • Musical Instruments & Gear > Pro Audio Equipment
  • Specialty Services > Web & Computer Services > Domain Names
  • Video Games & Consoles > Video Game Consoles
When a category and subcategory are listed, the fee amount only applies to the subcategory.

Good 'Til Cancelled listings renew automatically every 30 days unless all of the items sell, you end the listing, or the listing violates an eBay policy. Insertion fees and optional feature fees are charged every 30-day period. Fee amounts are based on the terms in effect when the listing goes live, and when it renews.